These boots were probably made of shagreen dyed red or green, as in the 17th century (Le Bruyn, p.
232-33), and gold embroidery was also used for scalloped collars and as decoration around the neck or front opening.
Eileen was interested in the history of quilting, and the ties it made between her family generations.
Rich chocolate brown (think the color of a milk chocolate bar, hence the alternate name ‘Hershey’ brown) was often paired with white in quilts.
With the encouragement of friends in 1990, Eileen began production of her own line of patterns under the business name of Peonies Needlework Crafts.